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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Set Me Free' Takes Off On Radio, iTunes

VELVET REVOLVER's single "Set Me Free", which is featured on Decca/Universal's soundtrack to "The Hulk", is among the most-requested songs on alternative stations WBCN in Boston and KROQ in Los Angeles, according to Billboard. The group's managers, Dana Millman-DuFine and David Codikow of Immortal Entertainment, pacted with Apple's new iTunes download service to offer the ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Perform Live In Los Angeles!

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, will perform a short set this Thursday evening, June 19, at El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd.) in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive invitation-only event — which is being sponsored ...

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REPULSION To Reunite For Appearance At 2003 MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have reunited nearly fifteen years after the release of their classic album "Horrified". REPULSIONScott Carlson (vocals/bass), Aaron Freeman (guitar), Matt Olivo (guitar) and Dave Grave (drums) — have announced plans to perform live — for the first time in over 10 years — as one of the headlining acts ...

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VELVET REVOLER: Live-In-The-Studio Footage To Air Tonight!

The first live-in-the-studio footage of VELVET REVOLVER performing "Set me Free" will be seen at the beginning of halftime of the NBA basketball game on ABC TV tonight. The footage will be interspersed with scenes from the movie "The Hulk", for which the song was written. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. PST. "Set Me ...

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ZWAN Cancel European Dates

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have cancelled the remainder of their European tour due to "family reasons." No other details are currently available. ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Joins ICED EARTH

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has officially joined ICED EARTH as the group's second guitarist. Santolla replaces Larry Tarnowski, who left the group earlier in the year in order to continue his studies. Santolla reportedly plans to keep working on new MILLENIUM material and has recently welcomed singer Todd Plant ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Forms New Band

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has reportedly teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, tentatively dubbed THE SCHUGAR/SCHENKER BAND. The group, which is currently in the studio recording demos, is rounded out by Matt Indes (drums), Mark Lehman (bass), and Fred Robinson (guitar). MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s new album, ...

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It's Official: SCOTT WEILAND To Front Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Band

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland has been officially selected as the vocalist for the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. According to Arlett Vereecke, the publicist for the group, "no official band name" has yet been chosen for the project, which was previously rumored to be ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Confirmed To Headline The Crash Music 2003 Tour

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY, featuring PISSING RAZORS guitarist Matt Difabio and ex-SEVEN WITCHES bassist Bill Mez, have been confirmed to headline the month-long Crash Music 2003 Tour beginning on Aug. 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crash tour will be sponsored by Rhino Amplification, Dirtbag Clothing, Metal Maniacs and Jagermeister and will also feature Crash recording ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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NOTHINGFACE Singer Explains Tour Cancellation

NOTHINGFACE singer Matt Holt has issued a statement regarding the band's decision to cancel the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. Holt's statement reads as follows: "To all our fans, "Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the last eight dates of ...

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NOTHINGFACE Cancel Headlining Dates

NOTHINGFACE have cancelled the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. "[Vocalist] Matt [Holt] has been battling throat problems since the beginning of the tour including a 10-day fight with bronchitis," reads the band's statement regarding the cancellation. "The last night of the ...

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